Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Tuesday, Aug. 24 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
Seahawks GM John Schneider Joins The Rich Eisen Show
Since John Schneider took over as general manager in 2010, the Seahawks have had an incredible run of success. Seattle has made the playoffs in nine of 11 seasons, going 112-63-1 while winning the NFC West five times, the NFC title twice and the Super Bowl once.
The Seahawks have thrived on the field due to the players Schneider has brought in for Pete Carroll to coach up. It started with drafting Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor in 2010, trading for Marshawn Lynch during that season, then drafting K.J. Wright and Richard Sherman in 2011 and Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner and Bruce Irvin in 2012 -- all leading to the Super Bowl win during the 2013 season. He's continued building in recent years with additions like Jamal Adams, DK Metcalf and Quandre Diggs, among others.
Last week, Schneider appeared on the Rich Eisen Show to discuss Jamal Adams' new contract, what he does during the preseason and Russell Wilson. They also talked about when he knew DK Metcalf was special, having an open door policy within the front office and his relationship with Pete Carroll.
You can watch the full 20-minute interview and read some of the highlights below:
On Jamal Adams' new contract and commitment to the Seahawks:
"It's awesome, we're glad to get it done. When we traded for him last year we promised him before we made the trade that we'd extend him in the offseason. It was a long process but at the end of the day we got there and everybody's excited. He's a very unique player, the guy can rush the passer, he's extremely explosive, just brings a huge energy, great for the locker room, great for the building."
On when he knew DK Metcalf would be special in the pre-draft process:
"He was such an interesting study because he absolutely blew up the combine. So, he had so much hype around him. There were aspects of his game where everybody picked him apart. Our staff in particular was really excited about the pure intangibles and his work ethic. Having his father play in the league, there was a level of maturity about him.
"So, when he was still available, we made that move with the Patriots to go get him. You always want to have buy-ins with the coaching staff when you make a decision like that. We had a bunch of stuff going on and Pete was like, 'Wait, John, we're on the clock again?' I was like 'Yeah we just traded with New England, we're going to take Metcalf right here.' And he goes 'Metcalf's going to be on our team!?' The whole room just exploded."
Peter Schrager: Russell Wilson Is A Top 5 NFL Player
Russell Wilson was unveiled as the No. 12 player in the NFL Top 100 rankings on Sunday, as voted by NFL players. It's the ninth consecutive year Wilson has cracked the Top 100, but it's a 10-spot drop from his No. 2 ranking last year.
Good Morning Football's Peter Schrager took issue with Wilson's ranking. He's the fifth-ranked quarterback, behind Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady, who all made the top-10.
Here's what Schrager said:
"I try not to get upset or outrageous about this list. I know every year there's going to be something that disappoints me, something that annoys me. … Russell Wilson being outside the top-10 is ridiculous. To have defensive players who weren't voted Defensive Player of the Year above him, to have any running back -- I don't care if it's a 2,000-yard season -- over Russell Wilson (is ridiculous). … As long as Russell Wilson gets out of bed and he's playing football he's a top-5 player in the league. Russell Wilson at 12 is one of the most ridiculous things this list has ever brought us."
Social Post Of The Day
Running back DeeJay Dallas gave followers a throwback to his youth football days to show just how far he's come:
More From Around The Web
Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle answered your questions in his latest Seahawks Mailbag.
Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic gives his Seahawks risers and fallers following Week 2 of the preseason.
John Clayton of 710 ESPN Seattle on where the Seahawks sit after injuries, cuts and their second preseason game.
Corbin Smith of Sports Illustrated
The Seattle Seahawks take on the Denver Broncos in their second preseason game of the 2021 season at Lumen Field.This album will be updated throughout the game. Game action photos are presented by Washington's Lottery.